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Wells Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
Phone Number: 01749-674483
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Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.

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A beautiful atmoshere

A beautiful and inspiring place, interesting History. Was entertaining watching the clock and listening to prayers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful and inspiring place, interesting History. Was entertaining watching the clock and listening to prayers.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I know that these buildings need to find cash for their upkeep, but as a visitor to many Cathedrals and Abbeys I did feel that Wells has lost sight of what it is there for and is all about the building and the money. Entrance is a "suggested Donation" of £6 quite strongly suggested actually. Then if you wish to... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Not being religious it always seems odd visiting places of worship, but Wells Cathedral is simply stunning. Whilst it seems churlish to charge entry and charge yet again to be allowed to take photos, all the money goes to the upkeep of this amazing building. The main body of the church has amazing architecture with scissor arches. The steps leading... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

dont forget to watch the clock every 15 minutes!this is a reall nice cathedral inside and specially outside

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wells Cathedral is a beautiful place to visit - be sure to take advantage of the knowledge of the guides as it will add to your visit enormously. The story behind the scissor arch is extraordinary. Also the alter front embroidered cloths are beautiful and not to be missed- just a shame that the glass reflects the light making it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of Brutain's most inspiring cathedrals, full of light and space, explanations and information, and a sense of being welcomed into the space without overly intrusive commercial aspects. Well worth the suggested donation of £6, and the cloisters and nearby bishops' palace and gardens made fior a very memorable visit.

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Kempsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My wife wanted to return to Wells, principally for the cathedral, which she'd not visited for many years - and, in my case, more than 50! We were both struck by how perfect it is in its own way: not necessarily our 'favourite', but so harmonious and peaceful. The main change has been the addition, in a very tasteful way,... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wells Cathedral is certainly worth a visit. It is beautifully maintained and while we were there the choir was giving a concert which was a lovely surprise. We also ate in the café, which was good value and very tasty. Would definitely go back.

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Bristol England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very impressive cathedral, architecture stunning with the scissor shaped arch. The clock is very interesting and it is worth waiting for the clock that still chimes every quarter hour and has jousting knights, The Chapter room and stunning stained glass windows all make this cathedral worth a visit. The cathedral asks for a donation for the upkeep but does not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is such an amazing structure and apparently took 300 years to complete. Stunning glass windows, arches and a special clock, lots to see. Wells itself is very pretty with lots of lovely tea shops and the green in front of the cathedral is a beautiful space to relax and let the children enjoy the place.

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